Mahindra is testing the all-new XUV500 for a long time on the Indian roads. Testing under heavy camouflage, the all-new XUV500 is slowly taking the final production form. While the exterior of the upcoming XUV500 has more or less been revealed and rendered multiple times, there are even a few glimpses available that shows the cabin of the car. Here is a walkaround video of the XUV500 that shows the cabin from all the angles, its boot space and everything else.
The exact location of this vehicle is not known as you can see in the video, it is getting washed at a roadside mechanic. Since, most of us know how the exterior of the upcoming XUV500 will look like, let’s see what the cabin will offer.
The dashboard of this XUV500 remains undercover. However, the dual-screen set-up is clearly visible. The all-new Mahindra XUV500 will get a widescreen set-up starting from the middle of the dashboard. There will be two screens side by side. One will be used as the infotainment system and will be touch-enabled. The other screen will serve as the instrument cluster for the driver and will fully digital. We are not sure what the lower and mid-level variants will offer since the fully-digital instrument cluster is not expected in all the variants.
The video also shows a new steering wheel with buttons mounted on it. The handbrake looks like that it has the same design as the current one but it has straightened up. The IRVM is manual and is not auto-dimming. However, in the production model, we may get to see an auto-dim mirror. The front seats are electrically adjustable, which has also become a common feature in the segment and the rivals like MG Hector and the top-end version of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos also offer the same.
The video of the middle row seats shows that there is an ample amount of space. Also, the rear AC vents have moved to the centre from the pillars. Both the front seats have pockets too. The door panels remain under camouflage and we think that the all-new XUV500 will offer a dual-tone set-up that will be much more premium looking compared to the current version.
A glimpse of the rear shows the folded down third-row seats. The leg space in the third row seems to be more than the current one as the XUV500 has become larger in size. However, the seats seem to be good enough for children only. The boot space looks massive with the seats folded down.
The all-new Mahindra XUV500 will also be sold under the Ford India’s banner. However, Ford will make quite a few changes to ensure that its product carries the Ford DNA and looks very different from the Mahindra XUV500. Nonetheless, both the vehicles will come powered by the same engine options and will also get similar transmission options too. There will be a 2.0-litre mStallion turbocharged petrol engine powering the all-new Mahindra XUV500. Also, the diesel variants will be powered by the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. Both the diesel and petrol engine options will get the optional automatic transmission too. Mahindra is likely to launch the all-new XUV500 by March 2020.